Danny Keough, the father of Elvis Presley's late grandson Benjamin, was first seen in years when he mourned the death of his son with his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.
Keough, a former musician, was pictured with Benjamin's girlfriend Diana Pinto Thursday outside the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles four days after the suicide of his 27-year-old son.
Lisa Marie has reportedly been hidden in the hotel since Benjamin shot himself in the family's 1.8 million dollar villa in Calabasas on Sunday morning. It is said to be heartbroken.
Danny Keough was first seen in years when he mourned the death of his son with his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley
Keough (left) was pictured in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles with Benjamin's girlfriend Diana Pinto (far right) on Thursday. He was spotted wearing a black t-shirt, sunglasses, and a baseball cap while talking to his late son's girlfriend
The neighbors said they heard Siana screaming at 3am in the Presleys Calabasas mansion on Sunday morning when Benjamin locked himself in the bathroom with a shotgun
Ben Smith Petersen, husband of Riley Keough, can be seen in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday
The grieving father, 55, who was married to Lisa Marie for six years until 1994, is also the parent of Benjamin's sister, singer Riley Keough. Riley's husband, Ben Smith Petersen, was also seen outside the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday.
He was seen wearing a black t-shirt, sunglasses, and a baseball cap talking to his late son's girlfriend. The neighbors said they heard “Don't do it” at 3:00 am on Sunday morning in the Presleys Calabasas mansion when Benjamin locked himself in the bathroom with a shotgun.
Diana was overheard hours later by neighbors who told the police she was afraid that Lisa Marie would "blame" and "hate" her for failing to stop the suicide.
But Lisa Marie seemed to be relying on Diana in the middle of her heartache. The two saw holding hands as they left the hotel together on Wednesday.
Like his son, Danny has not been in the spotlight for decades and has not been shown in public for years.
He had grown up in the Church of Scientology and the couple met at the organization's Celebrity Center in Hollywood, where Lisa Marie was living at the time.
Danny worked as a house musician at Mad Hatter Studios, owned by Scientologist Chick Corea.
He and Lisa Marie started dating each other in 1985 and Danny played bass for their band.
He was put in the media spotlight in 1988 when the former couple made the shock announcement that they were married.
Presley filed for divorce in the Dominican Republic six years later. She married Michael Jackson just 20 days after the documents were completed.
The grieving father, 55, was married to Lisa Marie for six years until 1994. He is pictured here with his son Benjamin in an undated photo
The former musician, 55, is also the parent of Benjamin's sister, singer Riley Keough (siblings pictured together in this undated photo).
Lisa Marie Presley is pictured with Benjamin's father Danny Keough in 1991 in a California theater (left) and in 2010 with Benjamin (right).
After the news of Bejamine’s death became known, the surviving representative of Lisa Marie told DailyMail.com: “She is completely broken, heartbroken and devastated, but is trying hard for her 11-year-old twins and eldest daughter Riley to stay. She adored this boy. He was the love of her life & # 39;
Benjamin (picture 2011), who held back like his father, was Lisa Marie's only son
After they separated, Keough stayed close to both his children and his ex-wife, and in a 2003 interview, Lisa Marie, who was married four times, said Danny was her "best friend".
"Danny is my best friend, always has been, always will be," said Lisa Marie to The Commercial Appeal. "I love him unconditionally, but we are not together. It's not like that. & # 39;
The same year, she told Rolling Stone Magazine, "He is my absolute best friend in the world. The smartest thing I've ever done is having children with this man because I knew that this was the only man that I could be connected to for the rest of my life. "
Her daughter Riley previously said that she and her brother saw both sides of the railroad – the wealth of their multimillionaire mother, the only heir to Elvis Presley's estate, and her father's humble life.
Elvis died in 1977 of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee.
& # 39; (We) grew up very privileged with my mother, but my father didn't live that way. And I think it was helpful to see both sides, ”said Riley in an interview with the Guardian in 2017. “My father had mattresses on the floor of his apartments. He lived in huts and caravan settlements. He just didn't have much money.
“When I was eight years old I said to him:“ I want to grow up and be poor like you! "" He ate a bowl of cereal. I didn't know how insulting it was! & # 39;
Danny wrote on Instagram about his financial problems and his own dark thoughts in 2015, writing that he was driving from California to Nevada with only $ 30 in his wallet, hoping to make $ 40,000 from gambling – but instead his last greenbacks for to spend a money tank with gasoline and a sandwich.
"You can beat it hard the moment your tire steps on Nevada dirt … What made me think is only 4 a.m. I have $ 30 in my wallet. I would find a blackjack table for $ 2 and make it $ 40,000, "he wrote.
"But then I noticed that my fuel gauge was empty and another 50 miles to Vegas.
My car unconsciously drove towards the casino. I parked, slammed the car door with authority and floated to the casino entrance … But a negative mood filled the air and then unfortunately I started to think a little darker or deeper or more desperate.
Lisa Marie Presley was pictured in Los Angeles on Wednesday, three days after the suicide of her 27-year-old son Benjamin Keough. She was accompanied by Benjamin's friend Diana Pinto
Lisa Marie is said to have been heartbroken over the death of her Benjamin, with the couple known to have been very close. She has relied on Diana in the days since her son's suicide
"I thought," Although it was highly unlikely, I may not be earning the $ 40,000. "And then it got worse; I could even possibly lose my gold bet of $ 30. Then no money, no gas, I would get stuck in Primm … for three days … until my next paycheck. It could do it Begin to sleep in the car a little.
After pausing a little to exchange strange faces with the porter, I did the unthinkably boring, the painfully right. I have gasoline. But not just 3 gallons. I loaded 4. And still enough money for two packaged turkey rolls for another 7/11 and even a glazed donut. & # 39;
Benjamin, who held back like his father, was Lisa Marie's only son, and she described him as "the love of her life".
In 2009 the couple got matching tattoos and in 2012 Lisa Marie wrote a song about Benjamin called Storm And Grace. The lines include the lines: "You are the most beautiful man I have ever known. Too much to offer and too close to the bone.
"You have the most beautiful heart I've ever known. It kills me, you can never show it and a shell has grown."
In an old interview, Lisa Marie also raved about Benjamin's striking resemblance to her famous father. & # 39; Ben looks so much like Elvis. He was in the opry and was the silent storm backstage. Everyone turned and looked when he was there. Everyone packed him up for a photo because it's just scary, ”she said.
Benjamin had been with Diana Pinto for at least a year, and the couple shared several beloved selfies with social media. Diana is pictured in a selfie with Benjamin in a photo shared on Instagram last year
After the news of Bejamine’s death became known, the surviving representative of Lisa Marie told DailyMail.com: “She is completely broken, heartbroken and devastated, but is trying hard for her 11-year-old twins and eldest daughter Riley to stay. She adored this boy. He was the love of her life. & # 39;
Benjamin had been with Diana Pinto for at least a year, and the couple shared several beloved selfies with social media.
Diana was at home on Sunday evening when Benjamin had locked himself in a luxury five-bed, three-bathroom bathroom and committed suicide.
DailyMail.com announced Monday that the neighbors heard a woman screaming at around 3:30 am on Sunday, "Don't do it."
It is believed that the cry came from Diana. The neighbors said that people celebrated at 1am in the house and heard screams around 3:30 am. They found that the police showed up at home around 6 a.m. hours later.
Diana was interviewed by the police and a neighbor said, "She was pretty hysterical and said," I can't believe it. "She just cursed on and said," I can't believe it … I can't believe he would do this to himself. & # 39; & # 39;
"She said," The family will hate me. "And" you will blame me. "" I think she felt guilty that it happened. "
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